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Wyndham Championship 2014 results: Camilo Villegas ends winless streak in Greensboro

A final-round 63 in Greensboro pushed the Colombian to his first win in four years while the rest of the field crumbled down the stretch at Sedgefield.

Todd Warshaw

In the span of about 10 minutes, the Wyndham Championship went from an almost certain playoff, with a good chance for four players involved, to Camilo Villegas emerging the winner in regulation as the players behind him crumbled.

Villegas shot a final-round 63 to get in the clubhouse at 17-under, a number that both Heath Slocum and Freddie Jacobson matched on the back nine. But with Villegas safely in, Slocum and Jacobson couldn't stay on the pace with two stunning three-putt bogeys on the 18th. The final hole at Sedgefield Country Club is a long, difficult par-4, but after firing a hybrid to the front of the green, Jacobson seemed in good position to get up-and-down to make par and force a playoff. Instead, he absolutely hammered a lag putt past the hole, hoping to catch some of the slope back down. The ball settled 10 feet behind the hole, and he couldn't convert the par.

Slocum's three-putt from the front-middle of the green was much more costly, as it bumped him out of the FedExCup and lost him an automatic full Tour card for next year. It was in 2009 that Slocum just snuck into the top 125 in the FedExCup standings at the last minute. He then won the opening postseason event the next week at the Barclays, edging Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker, among others, with a 21-foot putt at the last. That victory and hot streak doubled his prior career earnings in the span of just a couple of weeks. So he's someone who has found success during this stretch of the season, but this last-minute collapse was especially cruel.

Nick Watney, who held the 54-hole lead, should have had several birdie chances on the gettable back nine at Sedgefield and he needed a red number at some point over his final four holes. Instead, he bombed one out of bounds on the 18th to take all the drama out of it and crown Villegas before the final pairing ever got to the 18th green.

It's been almost two years since Watney, once one of the top American players in the world, won on the PGA Tour. Sunday's back nine was the perfect chance to end his streak, but an inward 2-over 37 wasn't going to get it done and dropped him into a tie for fifth place. Fortunately, he was already safely into next week's FedExCup.

Villegas jumps 68 spots in the FedExCup standings with his win and should be safe for at least the first three legs of the postseason. It's been a difficult winless drought for the Colombian, who was one of the game's marketable young stars five years ago. The Wyndham isn't exactly a heavyweight event, drawing a tough spot on the schedule between the season's final major and the start of the four-week FedExCup. But Villegas has been fighting to stay on Tour, so a win at any tournament is huge at this point in his career. The relief was evident in a post-round interview off the 18th green.

This is now his 10th professional win and his fourth on the PGA Tour. He already has two FedExCup victories, so maybe he goes on a run over the next month. Regardless of what comes next, it's good to see one of the game's international stars finally get back in the winner's circle on the PGA Tour.

Here are the final results of the 75th edition of this historic stop in Greensboro:

Place Player Score Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
1 Camilo Villegas -17 63 69 68 63 263
T2 Bill Haas -16 68 66 66 64 264
T2 Freddie Jacobson -16 68 64 66 66 264
4 Heath Slocum -15 65 65 68 67 265
T5 Brandt Snedeker -14 68 65 66 67 266
T5 Webb Simpson -14 64 69 66 67 266
T5 Nick Watney -14 67 64 65 70 266
T8 William McGirt -13 64 68 71 64 267
T8 Jhonattan Vegas -13 67 65 69 66 267
T8 Kevin Kisner -13 69 64 67 67 267
T8 Brad Fritsch -13 69 63 65 70 267
T12 Scott Piercy -12 70 64 69 65 268
T12 Scott Langley -12 65 65 69 69 268
T14 Sang-Moon Bae -11 69 68 66 66 269
T14 Martin Laird -11 65 66 69 69 269
T14 Bo Van Pelt -11 67 65 68 69 269
T14 Andres Romero -11 70 66 64 69 269
T18 Carl Pettersson -10 67 65 71 67 270
T18 David Toms -10 67 69 67 67 270
T18 D.A. Points -10 67 65 70 68 270
T18 Paul Casey -10 65 69 68 68 270
T18 Robert Streb -10 69 66 67 68 270
T18 Roberto Castro -10 71 66 65 68 270
T24 Luke Guthrie -9 69 69 68 65 271
T24 Patrick Reed -9 71 67 67 66 271
T24 Francesco Molinari -9 69 67 68 67 271
T24 Andrew Loupe -9 65 68 70 68 271
T24 Tim Clark -9 67 67 69 68 271
T24 Andrew Svoboda -9 67 64 70 70 271
T24 Will Wilcox -9 67 67 67 70 271
T24 Ricky Barnes -9 66 69 66 70 271
T32 Brice Garnett -8 71 67 68 66 272
T32 John Merrick -8 70 67 68 67 272
T32 J.J. Henry -8 66 70 68 68 272
T32 Jeff Overton -8 70 67 67 68 272
T32 Brian Stuard -8 66 65 71 70 272
T32 Justin Bolli -8 67 68 67 70 272
T38 Brooks Koepka -7 68 68 73 64 273
T38 Derek Ernst -7 68 69 69 67 273
T38 Brian Davis -7 69 65 70 69 273
T38 Johnson Wagner -7 66 67 70 70 273
T38 Doug LaBelle II -7 72 65 66 70 273
T38 Stuart Appleby -7 68 69 66 70 273
T38 Josh Teater -7 67 69 66 71 273
T45 Y.E. Yang -6 69 68 68 69 274
T45 Steve Marino -6 66 69 69 70 274
T47 Robert Garrigus -5 68 68 72 67 275
T47 Ben Curtis -5 68 67 73 67 275
T47 Billy Horschel -5 70 65 72 68 275
T47 Jason Allred -5 69 66 67 73 275
T51 Mark Wilson -4 71 67 72 66 276
T51 Charlie Wi -4 70 66 71 69 276
T51 Shawn Stefani -4 67 67 71 71 276
T51 Troy Merritt -4 70 68 67 71 276
T51 Retief Goosen -4 69 69 67 71 276
T51 Kevin Foley -4 69 68 67 72 276
T57 Wes Roach -3 70 68 74 65 277
T57 Michael Putnam -3 68 67 74 68 277
T57 John Huh -3 70 68 70 69 277
T57 Joe Durant -3 69 67 71 70 277
T57 James Hahn -3 69 69 69 70 277
T57 Justin Hicks -3 69 69 69 70 277
T57 Steven Bowditch -3 66 70 70 71 277
T64 Peter Malnati -2 70 67 74 67 278
T64 Ernie Els -2 68 69 73 68 278
T64 Michael Thompson -2 70 66 73 69 278
T67 Hudson Swafford -1 71 67 73 68 279
T67 Richard Sterne -1 69 68 71 71 279
T67 Tommy Gainey -1 66 72 67 74 279
T70 Nicholas Thompson E 70 68 73 69 280
T70 Ryo Ishikawa E 70 62 78 70 280
T70 Bobby Wyatt E 67 70 73 70 280
T70 Tim Herron E 70 68 69 73 280
T74 David Lingmerth 1 67 70 73 71 281
T74 Tyrone van Aswegen 1 72 66 72 71 281
76 Lee Janzen 2 70 68 71 73 282
77 Joe Ogilvie 3 70 68 72 73 283